Latest Design Positions The Rider Lower And Forward For Better Grip And Footing

Heels Down Motorcycle Seat

 

Saddlemen's newest addition to our popular range of solo seats, the Heels Down line, was created to offer improved seating position, footing and control, especially for shorter riders.

Available for recent model Harley-Davidson Sportsters, Softails and Dynas, our "Heels Down" are available as traditional solo seats, or can come equipped with adjustable, removable driver's backrests. Matching rear pillion seating pads are part of the line as well.

Heels Down is the perfect seat choice for smaller riders

Each saddle is low, wide and comfortable, with carefully designed contours that permit the rider to securely plant their feet when at a stop. The “Heels Down” line is now the perfect seat choice for smaller riders who desire comfort, style and improved control.

Saddlemen continues to refine and innovate our range of famous seats. From solo seats to long-range, two-up touring saddles, and whether "ultra-slammed" or offering maximum support, our American-made saddles are built with the rider in mind, by experienced riders ourselves.

 

Saddlemen Team Members Busy At Three Popular Area Retailers

Saddlemen's representatives at this year's giant Daytona Bike Week, tell us they are having a great time and excellent response from the crowds at the big event.

Here are a few sights from our Daytona trip: at left, Daytona Fun Machines, one of our gracious hosts this week; center, one location's wide range of Saddlemen luggage available for sale; and at right, a CBR1000RR, sporting a custom Saddlemen seat (with some company).

This weekend, we'll have our knowledgeable traveling team members at the J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, in Ormond Beach; at Daytona Fun Machines; and also at Orlando Harley-Davidson.

Whether you meet Jerry Beaty, Gary Smith, or our director of sales, Ron Benfield, you'll be able to ask the questions and get the advise you need to match yourself up with the perfect Saddlemen products for your riding needs and personal style.

Look for us at the following locations:

J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, is located at the junction of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1, in Ormond Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 318-4823.

Daytona Fun Machines, is located at 450 Ridgewood Avenue, in Daytona Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 338-4386.

Orlando Harley-Davidson, is located at 3770 37th Street, in Orlando, just off Interstate 4 - CLICK HERE for map information. Their telephone number is (407) 423-0346.

Events like Bike Week are great opportunities for us to meet with the riding public, and show the features, value and quality that we take so much pride it. We hope to see you this weekend, if we didn't already meet you this week!

 

Bold Looking Saddle Made Especially For Manufacturer's Centennial Machine

Saddlemen builds a custom seat for Avon Motorcycle Tyres' 100th anniversary motorcycle

 

Saddlemen was privileged to provide a custom version of our Gel Channel style seat for the commemorative Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th anniversary motorcycle.

This special custom-built 2011 Yamaha YZF R1 was equipped with numerous top-of-the-line aftermarket parts and accessories from manufacturers across the United States. It was unveiled at this year's Dealer Expo in Indianapolis in February, and will appear at events nationwide throughout the remainder of the year.

Avon Tyre Centennial Machine

Our custom seat features Saddlemen's latest structural design features and materials, and salutes Avon's British heritage with Union Jack highlights along with the company's logo.

At Saddlemen, we value opportunities like making the seat for the Avon Motorcycle Tyres centennial project. Our designers and technicians enjoy the challenges and chances for creativity that special builds offer. Custom seat work has been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Maybe we can create a one-of-a-kind seat for you?

 

Video Offers An Inside Look At Preparations For Upcoming Season

Johnny Lewis, shares a video clip showing his recent work, readying himself, along with several other Saddlemen-sponsored racers, for the upcoming 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship (GNC) season.

It's an excellent view into the practice techniques flat-trackers use to maintain and improve their racing skills.

At Saddlemen, we are proud to continue our tradition of race sponsorship. It's something we've done continually since our company was founded. It's an honor, and a lot of fun, to contribute to the success of great young riders like Johnny Lewis, and so many of our other sponsored racers.

 

Saddlemen Team Members Will Be At Three Popular Area Locations For The Big Event

In conjunction with the festivities at this year's Daytona Bike Week, Saddlemen experts will be on hand at three major motorcycle-related locations.

We'll be at J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, in Ormond Beach; at Daytona Fun Machines; and also at Orlando Harley-Davidson.

Three of our knowledgable team members will be available to answer questions and demonstrate our great Saddlemen products. Keep an eye out for our product information and customer service specialist, Jerry Beaty (above, left), our veteran expert and "road warrior," Gary Smith (above, center), along with our director of sales, Ron Benfield (above, right).

J&P Cycles® Destination Daytona Superstore, is located at the junction of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1, in Ormond Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 318-4823.

Daytona Fun Machines, is located at 450 Ridgewood Avenue, in Daytona Beach - CLICK HERE for map information. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 338-4386.

Orlando Harley-Davidson, is located at 3770 37th Street, in Orlando, just off Interstate 4 - CLICK HERE for map information. Their telephone number is (407) 423-0346.

We look forward to meeting the public at Bike Week, continuing our strong tradition of coast-to-coast contact with the riding community. We value the opportunity to show our pride in the great quality, features and value of our Saddlemen product line.

 

Las Vegas Races Championship Indoor Dirt Short Track

Gene Romero's West Coast Flat Track Series

Championship Indoor Short Track Races

Saddlemen is pleased to be a sponsor of Gene Romero’s West Coast Flat Track Series 2009 series debut, scheduled to take place at the South Point Casino Arena in Las Vegas, January 9th and 10th.

The exciting two-night South Point Casino Arena Championship Indoor Dirt Short Track events will serve as the first two rounds of the 2009 West Coast Flat Track Series, and will take place in conjunction with the 18th Annual Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction, scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 8th.

Four WCFTS classes will be contested: the Open Class; Saddlemen Vintage Class; Top Gun 450 Class and the Hand Shift/Brakeless Class. The event is expected to draw top-notch competitors from across the country.

The South Point Casino Arena is located at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spectator gates open Friday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with time trials at 5:45 p.m. The first race each day is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the races are $20 each day. More details on the race and the auction can be found at www.WCFTS.com and www.MidAmericaAuctions.com.

Making for a convenient opportunity to view the hot motorcycle racing action on the track, the WCFTS races are set to take place right next door to the auction in the finest indoor racing facility in the world, with over 5000 padded seats. Race fans and auction goers will have the opportunity see the “Best of the West – Two Wheeled Gladiators” that are the hallmark of the WCFTS.

The 18th Annual Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction –The World’s Largest – is set to start on Thursday, January 8, with a 6 p.m. dinner auction of 75 motorcycles. The event continues Friday, January 9, at 9 a.m., with 200 motorcycles being offered. The auction resumes on Saturday, January 10, at 9 a.m., with 225 motorcycles scheduled to cross the block. Admission to the auctions is $15 each day. Three day passes for $30 can be purchased at the door or in advance.

For information, buyer or seller information, and free auction catalog contact MidAmerica Auctions at 651-633-9655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Motorcycles are being added to the auction daily and updated at the auction’s website at www.MidAmericaAuctions.com.

Entry forms are available by downloading from the Entry Form section off the www.wcfts.com web site.

 

Videos Show The Technology And Craftsmanship That Goes Into Making Our World-Famous Motorcycle Seats

A pair of videos, conveniently available to view on YouTube, offer excellent "backstage" views into how we make our seats here at Saddlemen.

The first clip spotlights Saddlemen-sponsored flat track racer Jared Mees, who, like dozens of racers over the decades, have proudly been supported by our company. The presentation also features commentary and insights from our President and founder, Tom Seymour, who walks the viewer through our state-of-the-art production and design methods.

Another presentation shows the processes and activities going on over a typical, busy day at our Southern California factory and R&D center. We're proud to be able to show the excellent work and commitment to quality that goes into the crafting and building of our American-made seats.

We hope these clips will give an insight into the expert, skilled work; top-of-the-line production technology; and pride in our product that are cornerstones of Saddlemen's business.

 

Article Shows Saddle Design In-Progress

Saddlemen is proud to have a custom-made seat featured as part of the current Hot Bike Magazine series of articles showing the transformation of a 2000 model year Harley-Davidson Sportster into a tribute to the 1977 XLRCR cafe racer.

Above: shown with the bike in progress, the article shows our craftsmen designing, fitting and tailoring the seat.

The editors of Hot Bike Magazine were kind enough to let us share the article online. It can be viewed here. Our thanks to the people at Hot Bike for letting us share this content from their April 2011 issue. A second installment will appear in their May issue, showing the completed project.

Custom seat work has been a tradition at Saddlemen since our founding. Our expert designers and technicians have decades of experience in creating the optimal seat for any machine and any riding style, combining our industry-leading materials and know-how.